Wednesday, 11 November 2009

New Acoustic Gallery news

Oliver Waitze of the New Acoustic Gallery (NAG) in Solingen, Germany, announces two main events remaining on the NAG's 2009 schedule:

(1) A flatpicking guitar workshop by Oliver Waitze on 21 November 2009, from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

This workshop is for everyone who wants to improve their plectrum playing. All levels of players are welcome! Fields coveredwill include bluegrass fiddle tunes, rhythm, melody, right-hand exercises, Lester Flatt G-runs, endings, crosspicking in the styles of Clarence White & Tony Rice, lead picking, gourmet licks a la Tony Rice, scales... and previews of new publications. Admission: €90.

(2) A solo concert by Beppe Gambetta on 6 December, beginning at 8.00 p.m. He will be presenting his new CD Rendez-vous, of which he says:

... I'm trying to break the borders of the flatpicking technique in a creative way, experimenting new 'full sounding' solutions to obtain a sort of a 'plectrum-fingerstyle' sound in an unusual synthesis.

Admission: 18 € VV; 22 € AK; 14 € ermäßigt. For more info and bookings, contact Oliver Waitze
Tel.: +49 0212/2474007

Oliver Waitze and his setting of 'President Garfield's hornpipe' are also featured in Flatpicking Guitar Magazine, xiv, no. 1 (Nov./Dec. 2009) and the NAG itself is featured in the current issue of Folker magazine. Read more on the NAG online newsletter.